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Watermelon Sriracha Sangria Recipe


Hot sauce in cocktails is nothing new — we’ve all had our share of Sunday brunch Bloody Mary experiences — but that’s just tip of the celery stalk. Hot sauces of all kinds, from Tabasco to Sriracha, mix beautifully into any number of different drinks. Make up a pitcher of Watermelon Sriracha Sangria for your next pool party, and see for yourself.


  • 8 Cups cubed seedless watermelon, divided
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle of unoaked white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is lovely in this)
  • ¼ Cup of Calvados
  • ¼ Cup of sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle of real ginger ale (Reed’s is great)
  • Mint sprigs for garnish


In a blender, purée 6 cups of watermelon and strain into a pitcher. Add wine, Calvados, sugar, lime, Sriracha, and remaining 2 cups of watermelon. Stir to combine, and let sit in the fridge for two hours, up to two days. Before serving, add ice and ginger ale, and stir again to recombine. Garnish glasses with mint sprigs.